No common name, an ambrosia beetle - Megaplatypus mutatus
Effective: April 2, 2013
Coleoptera : Platypodidae
Pest Code (NAPIS):
This pest is a member of the following lists:
These Approved Methods are appropriate for:
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Major Hosts identified in the Host Matrix:
This list includes important economic or environmental hosts but does not represent all major hosts of the pest. Check CAPS pest datasheet for complete list of hosts.
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Not known to transmit any human or animal pathogens.
Plant Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Ambrosia beetles feed on wood and fungi and carry their associated fungi with them to new host material. This species carries a Raffaelea spp.; identified as Raffaelea santoroi. Although the fungus is not harmful to the tree, the growth on the gallery walls discolors the wood, giving it a blackish color. Wood quality can be reduced by the presence of ambrosia fungi.
|| Product Name / Instructions
|| NAPIS Survey Method
34 - Cross Vane Panel Trap, Translucent
|3001 - General Trapping Procedure
Traps with different lure combinations are normally placed 30 meters (98 feet) apart.
|| Product Name
| 1 (Code 71)
|| Megaplatypus mutatus Lure
|| see notes
|| 28 days
Do not include lures for other target species in the trap when trapping for this target.
Dispenser: each lure unit will contain the three attractants. Depending on the supplier, all three attractants may be delivered in one dispenser or separately, as a series of polysleeves or bubble caps.